Ala woman dies after wheelchair accident

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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A 94-year-old Alabama woman died after being injured when her wheelchair rolled down a hill and landed in a ditch full of water.

A relative says Elizabeth Street died at a hospital in Decatur on Saturday, three days after she was hurt.

The woman's son-in-law, Wallace Everett, says Street developed pneumonia after the accident, but a cause of death hasn't been determined. He says she also suffered from congestive heart failure.

Decatur Fire Chief Darwin Clark tells The Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/WSKXIu) the accident occurred during a fire drill at Country Cottage Assisted Living.

Authorities received a call about a woman falling into a ditch full of water. A caregiver told emergency workers she went outside to discover the woman's wheelchair had rolled down a hill and into the ditch.



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